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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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04/24
Notice of Change to PAR-13-242 "NIAID Resource-Related Research Projects (R24)"
Notice NOT-AI-14-054 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/24
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04/24
NIH Updating Grant Closeout Policies and Procedures to Align with New HHS Requirements
Notice NOT-OD-14-084 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/24
04/24
Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons
Leaps orders of magnitude beyond existing tools ? NIH study.…
04/24
04/24
HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic
Commentary describes vital medications are being underutilized in addiction treatment.…
04/23
NIH scientist to receive Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
John J. O?Shea, M.D. to receive the Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine.…
04/23
Glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity
Drug treatment and weight loss can restore lost vision, NIH-funded study shows.…
04/22
Clarifications to the NIH and AHRQ Policy for Application Submission
Notice NOT-OD-14-082 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
04/22
Targeting Co-dependent Molecular Pathways in Oral Cancer (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-DE-15-004 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The purp…
04/21
Muscle weakness seen in alcoholism linked to mitochondrial repair issues
Evidence found that chronic heavy alcohol use affects a gene involved in mitochondrial repair and mu…
04/17
Jump-starting natural resilience reverses stress susceptibility
Compensatory response shields mice from depression-like behaviors ? NIH-funded study.…
04/16
Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter
NIH-funded researchers develop novel tools to learn how astrocytes listen in on neurons.…
04/15
Gene linked to excess male hormones in female infertility disorder
Discovery by NIH-supported researchers may lead to diagnostic test, treatment.…
04/15
Research consortium including NIH proposes diagnostic criteria for sarcopenia
Condition leads to disability in many older adults.…
04/15
Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD
Her appointment follows the retirement of Dr. John Ruffin.…
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04/25
[News & Analysis] Neurodegeneration: Potential Alzheimer's Drug Spurs Protein Recycling
By stabilizing the components of retromers, molecular complexes that act like recycling bins in cell…
04/24
Muscle mass linked with physical function and quality of life in dialysis patients
Dialysis patients with higher BMI, waist circumference, and abdominal fat measures had poorer scores…
04/24
Report: Top 12 ways the world can eliminate agriculture's climate footprint
Annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 percent by 203…
04/24
New guidelines aim to improve care for babies with heart problems in the womb
Heart experts have developed the first scientific statement on detecting, managing and treating hear…
04/24
New type of protein action found to regulate development
Johns Hopkins researchers report they have figured out how the aptly named protein Botch blocks the …
04/24
Researchers build new 'off switch' to shut down neural activity
Optogenetics ushered in the development of channelrhodopsins, light-activated ion channels that can …
04/24
Researchers discover new genetic brain disorder in humans
A newly identified disorder affecting the human nervous system is caused by a mutation in a gene nev…
04/24
Study suggests targeting B cells may help with MS
A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune syst…
04/24
Channel Makeover Bioengineered to Switch off Neurons
Researchers bioengineer an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control ov…
04/24
PET scans may improve brain injury diagnosis
… highlight cell activity, and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans, which sho…
04/24
Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds
… it every single day. Utilizing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the rese…
04/24
International collaboration unravels novel mechanism for neurological disorder
A team of international scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has discovered a novel gene (CL…
04/24
Channel makeover bioengineered to switch off neurons
Scientists have bioengineered an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant cont…
04/24
Fruit fly study identifies brain circuit that drives daily cycles of rest, activity
Researchers describe a circuit in the brain of fruit flies that controls their daily, rhythmic behav…
04/24
Researchers Find Neural Signature for Mistake Correction
Researchers capture a brain signal underlying memory transfer. …
04/24
Oops! Researchers find neural signature for mistake correction
Culminating an eight year search, scientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics cap…
04/24
New ultrasound device may add in detecting risk for heart attack, stroke
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill…
04/24
Fruitfly Study Identifies Brain Circuit that Drives Daily Cycles of Rest and Activity
Researchers identify neural circuitry in fruit flies that helps control their circadian rhythm. …
04/24
Treatment for deadly yeast disease reduced to 3 days
Initial treatment for a brain infection caused by fungus could now be treated in three days, rather …
04/24
HHS leaders call for expanded use of medications to combat opioid overdose epidemic
A national response to the epidemic of prescription opioid overdose deaths was outlined yesterday in…
04/23
Nociceptive sensory neurons drive interleukin-23-mediated psoriasiform skin inflammation
The skin has a dual function as a barrier and a sensory interface between the body and the environme…
04/23
Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior and addiction
It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decis…
04/23
Discovery of anti-distraction system in the brain has implications for ADHD, schizophrenia
Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutioni…
04/23
New Hypnosis Centre Opens In Guelph
A new Hypnotherapy practice opens its doors in Guelph Ontario to provide leading-edge appro…
04/23
Specialized ambulance improves treatment time for stroke
Using an ambulance that included a computed tomography (CT) scanner, point-of-care laboratory, telem…
04/23
Physical activity keeps hippocampus healthy in people at risk for Alzheimer's disease
A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activ…
04/23
Scientists alter fat metabolism in animals to prevent most common type of heart disease
Working with mice and rabbits, Johns Hopkins scientists have found a way to block abnormal cholester…
04/23
Breakthroughs could lead to 'powerful treatment for depression'
Investigators from UT Southwestern have discovered how a natural antidepressant hormone works in the…
04/23
Life Stressors Trigger Neurological Disorders, Researchers Find
When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activa…
04/23
Neurotics Don't Just Avoid Action: They Dislike it
That person we all seem to know who we say is neurotic and unable to take action? Turns out he or sh…
04/23
Neuroimaging: Live from inside the cell
A novel imaging technique provides insights into the role of redox signaling and reactive oxygen spe…
04/23
Elevated CO2 further lengthens growing season under warming conditions
Observations of a longer growing season through earlier plant growth in temperate to polar regions h…
04/23
Functional electrical stimulation improves neuronal regeneration after cerebral infarction
Previous studies have shown that proliferation of endogenous neural precursor cells cannot alone com…
04/23
Conservative management of vascular abnormality in brain associated with better outcomes
Patients with arteriovenous malformations (abnormal connection between arteries and veins) in the br…
04/23
Some Astronauts at Risk for Cognitive Impairment, Animal Studies Suggest
A new study reports rats which have been exposed to high energy particles, simulating conditions ast…
04/22
Study finds 'brain training' overcomes tics in Tourette syndrome
Children with Tourette Syndrome (TS) may unconsciously train their brain to more effectively control…
04/20
Structure of the AcrAB?TolC multidrug efflux pump
The capacity of numerous bacterial species to tolerate antibiotics and other toxic compounds arises …
04/16
Scalable control of mounting and attack by Esr1+ neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus
Social behaviours, such as aggression or mating, proceed through a series of appetitive and consumma…
04/16
Coordination of entorhinal?hippocampal ensemble activity during associative learning
Accumulating evidence points to cortical oscillations as a mechanism for mediating interactions amon…
04/16
Caspase-11 activation requires lysis of pathogen-containing vacuoles by IFN-induced GTPases
Lipopolysaccharide from Gram-negative bacteria is sensed in the host cell cytoplasm by a non-canonic…
04/16
Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes
The equilibrium theory of island biogeography is the basis for estimating extinction rates and a pil…
04/14
Professor Itoh elected to National Academy of Inventors
Tatsuo Itoh, UCLA professor of electrical engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of I…
04/13
NRROS negatively regulates reactive oxygen species during host defence and autoimmunity
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced by phagocytes are essential for host defence against bacteria…
04/13
Reconstructing lineage hierarchies of the distal lung epithelium using single-cell RNA-seq
The mammalian lung is a highly branched network in which the distal regions of the bronchial tree tr…
04/08
Frequency of Bilateral Hypertrophic Olivary Degeneration in a Large Retrospective Cohort
CONCLUSIONThis study demonstrates that HOD is frequently bilateral. In slightly over 50% of patients…
04/08
Association of Developmental Venous Anomalies with Perfusion Abnormalities on Arterial Spin Labeling and Bolus Perfusion?Weighted Imaging
CONCLUSIONSPerfusion changes with DVAs are common on PWI but uncommon on ASL. PWI findings are expec…
04/06
Levodopa?Responsive Hemiparkinsonism Secondary to Cystic Expansion from a Coiled Cerebral Aneurysm
ABSTRACT An 80?year?old woman with longstanding hemifacial spasm had a 1 cm × 1.5 cm internal caroti…
04/06
The Location of Pretreatment Hyperdense Middle Cerebral Artery Sign Predicts the Outcome of Intraarterial Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke
CONCLUSIONSFor acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion, the lack of HMCAS on NECT does n…
04/06
Waffle?Cone Technique Using Solitaire AB Stent for Endovascular Treatment of Complex and Wide?Necked Bifurcation Cerebral Aneurysms
CONCLUSIONThe ?waffle?cone? technique is a safe, simple and alternative for the complex, wide?necked…
04/06
Intracranial Internal Carotid Artery Angioplasthy and Stenting in Giant Cell Arteritis
We report the case of a 59?year?old woman who presented with several episodes of transient ischemic …
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At left: Karen Norberg - Knitted Brain

the Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain ArtTo neuroscience researchers, the human brain is a complex organ riddled with mystery. But to developmental psychologist Marjorie Taylor and psychiatrist Karen Norberg, it's also an inspiration for unique quilts, knitting, and other work that they showcase in an online museum of "scientifically accurate fabric brain art."The two were drawn to the niche independently. Taylor, a professor at the University of Oregon, Eugene, had been making quilts on the side for years before she turned her needle to neuroscience. Struck by the cover images of journals like Cerebral Cortex, she began reproducing them in fabric, creating pieces that--for example--show positron emission tomography scans of the brain's response to hearing or seeing words.Karen Norberg who works at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, says she began knitting a brain to kill time when she was undergoing clinical training in child psychiatry. The product now resides at the Boston Museum of Science.This work was profiled at the AAAS/Science web site
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